Returning to the bagel-making days of his high-school years, Christopher Pugliese, an eight-year vet of Sushi Samba, opens this 25-seat East Village café. Sip Stumptown coffee and watch bakers boil rings of dough in an open kitchen. The menu includes homemade lox and regular bagels, plus "old school" versions—smaller, chewier rounds made without the dough conditioners that lend latter-day bagels their fluffiness.
Tompkins Square Bagels
|Venue name:||Tompkins Square Bagels||Contact:|
165 Ave A
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average bagel: $1. Cash only|